For a memorable month of July

We’re already a few weeks into summer and school is out, it’s time to choose where to go and what to do in July. It’s time for Quebec City and its surroundings to live to the beat of festivals and vacationers, local and foreign.


Here are some ideas to make your July vacations a hit:

July 1st

The month starts with a boom, because July 1st is when we celebrate Canada Day! For the event, many activities and free shows are going to take place on Terrasse Dufferin and the Plains of Abraham. The day starts with an early yoga session at 9 AM behind the National Museum of Fine Arts of Québec and a Sunday Mass at the Basilique-Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Québec. In the afternoon, Jumpai, children makeup, a collective mural and a climbing wall are available, along with shows by Arthur l’Aventurier, Martin le magicien, demonstrations by dance school Studio Dance Party and many more. The day ends on a show by Maxime Landry and fireworks.

July 5 to 15

Don’t forget about Quebec City’s main event: The incredible Festival d’été de Québec ! Every year, francophone and anglophone music become the city’s heartbeat for 11 days. This year, the FEQ welcomes many renowned artists like Pierre Lapointe, 2Frères, The Weeknd and Neil Young. To learn more about all the performing artists, visit: Festival d’été de Québec.
Passes are still available! Hurry up, don’t miss it!

July 15

Halfway through July, Gran Fondo is organizing an event at Mont-Sainte-Anne. Quality events by Gran Fondo are unique cycling challenges in Canada that let you roll at your own speed without peloton constraints. Many sections are timed to give you the occasion to surpass yourself. To accommodate all participants, 4 different courses are available for all levels.

July 19 to 22

For a second year, Rodéo Mont-Sainte-Anne  is back and has planned several new activities. The festival lasts four days and brings together more than 600 cowgirls and cowboys and a crowd of more than 30,000 rodeo lovers. The participants get to attend an international competition of Xtreme Bullfighter, a Freestyle Motocross demonstration, line dancing and enjoy music shows. The festival ends on a rock note with famous singer Éric Lapointe. It is possible to get daily tickets or a rodeo + package right on the event’s website. Don’t forget your hat and boots!

July 24 to August 6

End of July rimes with Festival d’opéra de Québec. For two weeks, the city will breathe to the sound of concerts and classical shows like The Magic Flute and La Belle Hélène, along with internationally renowned artists performances like Véronique Gens and Jonathan Cohen’s. For more information, visit: Festival d’opéra de Québec. 

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